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April 29 - Horizons Savannah Announces Participation in Horizons Giving Day on May 15

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

April 29, 2019 - Horizons Savannah recently announced its participation in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on May 15 with a single goal: to raise money to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more students and their families. Horizons Savannah will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in-person with more than 50 Horizons programs nationwide. All funds raised in support of Horizons Savannah will stay in the local community.

Horizons is a transformational, community-centered education program working to close the opportunity gap for low-income children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Horizons includes six weeks of academics, arts, swim lessons, field trips, and more each summer through partnerships with Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy, St. Andrew’s School, and Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Horizons students gain 8 – 12 weeks’ of reading and math skills each summer. Additionally, 97 percent of Horizons high school students graduate on time, and 91 percent go on to attend college or other post-secondary education.

“Horizons makes a long-term commitment to each student, providing critical summer programming and school year supports,” says Christy Edwards, Executive Director of Horizons Savannah. “Our high quality project-based learning is led by an incredible faculty, and our swim lessons and positive learning environments impact students’ self-confidence and provide the skills needed to reach their goals.”

Ninety percent of Horizons students return to the program each year.

At Horizons Savannah, nearly 300 K-12 students from the local public school system participate in project-based learning curriculum, STEAM, literacy, and swimming each year. This number is expected to exceed 400 students by 2024.

Demand for Horizons is strong, and the success of Horizons Giving Day depends on the support of our community.

To contribute to Horizons Savannah, visit

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